Schoeff Jr., Mark
January 2006
Workforce Management;1/30/2006, Vol. 85 Issue 2, p3
This article reports on the so-called Wal-Mart bill approved in Maryland which requires employers with a large amount of workers to devote a portion of its payroll to health care benefits. Maryland's action gave rhetorical momentum to similar bills in other states, most of which have seen health care spending skyrocket. Wal-Mart spokesman Nate Hurst called the Maryland bill irresponsible and politically motivated. Hurst claims Wal-Mart is trying to expand coverage through health savings accounts.


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